The Nigeria Police says it has uncovered plots by some people posing as climate and environmental activists to commence coordinated attacks on oil installations across the country especially in the Niger-Delta region.
According to a statement by the force spokesman DCP Frank Mba, these plots which are politically motivated, are aimed at sabotaging oil installations with intended negative consequences on national security and economic development.
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Mr Mba says the Inspector General of Police, Muhammadu Adamu has ordered commissioners of police nationwide, and particularly in designated states to intensify their surveillance missions around oil facilities and other critical national infrastructure.
The police chief also warned persons or group of persons who may want to resort to use of violence of dire consequences as the force will not hesitate to bring them to book.